Bill Hader Reveals What Made Him Break on SNL


-Congratulations, hosted “SNL.”
Fantastic. -Yeah, that was awesome.
-Second time back. -Yes.
[ Cheers and applause ] -Needless to say, I was thrilled
to see Stefon again. -Yes, Stefon did come back.
[ Cheers and applause ] -And, uh…
-That’s John Mulaney. -Yep. -John Mulaney writes Stefon
and is our dear friend. And he came out
as Stefon’s lawyer, Shy. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] He was a lawyer as well as a —
-As a conceptual piss artist. -Yeah.
[ Laughter ] -And he whispered in my ear
to make me laugh. He said, “My girlfriend” —
[ Laughing ] [ Laughter ] He goes, “My girlfriend works at
Yoshinoya Beef Bowl.” [ Laughter ] Which is a restaurant chain
in L.A. [ Laughter ] -I will say it’s very — You mentioned —
I got a nice mention. Thank you so much.
-Yes, yes. I did “A Closer Look.” Stefon, your husband,
did “A Closer Look.” -And it is —
It’s the question I get asked the most is,
“How’s Stefon?” -Uh-huh.
[ Laughing ] -So I was very happy to be — Like, it’s a weird thing,
’cause I’m — I just want you to know,
I’m fully aware that Stefon is a fictional character.
-Oh, sure. -But when he’s with other men,
I have a real, like, “I’m glad he’s happy.”
-Yeah, right, right, right. [ Laughter ] “Oh, Colin.”
-Oh, good — Colin. -“I love it — Colin.
Oh, that’s interesting.” -Oh, good.
Little young for you, Stefon. -Little young, Colin.
Oh, yeah. “Little young. Going young.
I see how it is.” -But I’m happy for you, Stefon.
-I’m doing well, too. [ Laughter ] -But I want to ask —
Wait, I want to show a clip. You played an old man.
What was your name in the scene? -Oh, Horace!
-Horace. -Horace.
He — He, uh… -Yeah.
-So that was a sketch that Cecily Strong
and James Anderson wrote. And it just said,
“Bill enters in a wheelchair.” And I was like,
“Well, that’s getting picked.” -Yeah.
-“We’re gonna do that.” And it’s very dirty.
-You had taken some Cialis. -And she wants to get pregnant.
-Yeah. -And so —
[ Laughter ] We’re a couple,
and my Cialis kicked in, and it only lasts
for a couple minutes, so they had
to take the opportunity to try to get pregnant.
[ Laughter ] -I was so impressed,
because I know from having worked there
and just network censors, clearly, the rules are you’re
not allowed to simulate at all. -Anything!
-Yeah. -And Betsy, very nice lady,
came down and said, “Bill, you are not allowed
to move a muscle when she sits down on you.”
-Yeah. -“Or we’re gonna be — you know,
we’re gonna get in trouble. But, you know, it was fun. -But what you could move
was the wheelchair. -I could move the —
-And you were really — [ Laughter ] You were really good at it. And I want to show — [ Laughter ] This is, uh —
You were great. [ Cheers and applause ] -It was so bad.
Poor Melissa. Oh, yeah.
Do you have a clip of it? -Oh, yeah.
Let’s take a look. -I guess we will leave. Come on, Horace. Wow. Slow… Slow. Horace. -Know what? No. You know what? You should be ashamed
of yourselves. This woman is —
[ Laughing ] [ Laughter, cheers, applause ] This woman is your friend. -You, uh —
[ Cheers and applause ] -I’m so bad at my job. -You got very, um — I was watching that, I’m like,
“Oh, God, Bill got very good over the years of knowing where
to put his face when he breaks.” -Yeah, I had to go
right behind her, yeah. Well, it was bad ’cause I backed
up and I knew I hit something, but I didn’t know what it was. And I could hear Melissa
behind me going, “It’s me.” [ Laughter ] Just like, “Oh, it’s me.” And I look,
and I see Aidy Bryant, so I’m like,
“Well, if Aidy’s alone, that means I have
the entire table behind me.” [ Laughter ] And she’s looking at me
like this, and I’m just like — -It was — You always —
[ Laughter ] There’s such little space to operate anything
in an “SNL” sketch. -Oh, no, it’s awful.
-And it reminded me another sketch you were in,
which was a game-show sketch where Wiig and Maya were like showcase show girls
in a golf cart. -Yes, yes.
-And I think Maya was driving around a golf cart
in just a tiny circle, and Wiig had to run around her
being like, “Wait! Hold on!” [ Laughter ] -And then it cut to me
and Vanessa Bayer. That was the sketch
that started — I’m sorry. That was the sketch
that started, um — -Oh, yeah,
it was a game-show sketch with the best opening line. -The best opening line was —
So it was like, “You — We — You said — Now we’re back from the break. The answer you gave was “beef.” I’m so sorry, but the correct
answer was “nine.” [ Laughter ] Which means that she said,
“I believe the answer is beef,” and they went,
“We’ll see if you’re correct right after this message.”
[ Laughter ] And I read that —
James Anderson, again, wrote it. And when that came up,
we all started laughing. -It was great.
Well, you crushed it, buddy. -Thank you, buddy.
-And congrats on “Barry.” Can’t wait to see more of it.
-Awesome. -Bill Hader, everybody.

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  1. why do they hide their face while cracking up? That's the funniest thing that can happen on the show and I love it when they crack up ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. How do they hold a straight face ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜† I would be on the floor ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜†

  3. It's so great when SNL cast members genuinely break and laugh instead of doing it on purpose all the time like some other late night ex-SNL late show hosts

  4. โ€œ…itโ€™s me..โ€ the fact that she was whispering that to bill when he kept pushing her back and just accepting her fate by just sitting still is the most hilarious thing to me ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  5. And then he went to make the show Barry and made a different account so no one would know who he was and he still checks this s***. I will find you Bill Hader

  6. Still makes me laugh out loud every time. I fucking love Bill Hader!! I could watch him and Seth talk for hours

  7. It's amazing how unfunny Seth Meyers is. His dad must have saved Lorne Michael's life or something. How else do you explain how Seth got on SNL.

  8. I have a friend who laughs just like him, but he can't stop like for 5 minutes, and after a while he starts laughing again

  9. If you want to see Bill Hader try to not to break Character you should see the Californians https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tt-tG6ufH90

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